Love claims biggest paycheck of his career

BY iseekgolf.com | US PGA Tour | 2003 Target World Challenge | Wrap | 15 Dec 2003
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Davis Love fought off a late charge by Tiger Woods to capture the US$5 million Target World Challenge golf tournament and claim the largest prize of his career, US$1.2 million. Woods trailed by ten shots early in the final round but managed to put pressure on the field by firing a superb seven under 65.

However, it was not quite enough as Love held on for a two stroke victory at the rain-soaked Sherwood Country Club in Los Angeles. The event is not officially sanctioned by the PGA Tour and is considered part of the Xmas “silly season” on the Tour.

Love gave himself some breathing room late in his final round by holing a 15-metre uphill birdie putt at the 16th hole for a two stroke buffer, then sank a short par putt on the final hole after nearly holing his bunker shot.

Defending champion Ireland’s Padraig Harrington finished third in the 16 player field at -6, two shots ahead of Justin Leonard and 2003 Masters champion Mike Weir, who tied for fifth at -4.

Love, who led Korea’s K.J. Choi by three strokes at the start of the day, carded an Even-par 72 to close the Target World Challenge at -11 and walk away with his second win in this event in its short five-year history.

 

Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 -11 Davis Love Iii United States 70 72 63 72 277
2   ↑T6 -9 Tiger Woods United States 71 71 72 65 279
3 -6 Padraig Harrington Ireland 74 67 70 71 282
T4   ↑5 -4 Justin Leonard United States 71 72 70 71 284
T4 -4 Mike Weir Canada 75 68 69 72 284
6   ↓2 -3 K.j. Choi South Korea 72 71 65 77 285
7   ↑10 -2 Vijay Singh Fiji 74 69 73 70 286
8   ↑9 -1 Robert Allenby Australia 72 71 72 72 287
9   ↓T6 +2 Fred Couples United States 73 72 69 76 290
T10   ↓T6 +3 Chris Dimarco United States 74 68 72 77 291
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
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